By GRACE S. UDDIN Davao Today DAVAO CITY— The much-awaited showdown between Davao’s two fiercest political opponents begins as Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara Duterte formally declared a team up against House Speaker Prospero Nograles’ bid for mayor in the city. Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, who runs for mayor in the city, filed both…
Month: December 2009
In Northern Mindanao, Tears Flow Over Human-Rights Abuses
By MACARIO PACANA
At the International Peace and Human Rights Summit in Cagayan de Oro City, victims and witnesses of human-rights abuses take turns recounting their appalling ordeal in the hands of the military and its paramilitary forces.
‘Political Prisoners Prove Insincerity of Arroyo Regime in Peace Talks’
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Of the 284 political prisoners in the Philippines, 257 were arrested and detained under the present regime’s Oplan Bantay Laya. In a statement, Selda said the militarist approach of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has scuttled the peace talks between the government and the Moro secessionist groups in Mindanao and the New People’s Army.
For Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza, Principle Is Key in Run for Senate
Text and photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
It is important not to compromise their principles, the two “senatoriables” from the progressie sector said. Since one of their platforms is good governance, part of it is holding public officials — either past or present — accountable. This includes achieving justice for the victims of human-rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship.
‘Dukot’ Now Being Shown Commercially
By RONALYN V. OLEA
The human-right film Dukot (Desaparecidos) is now being shown in major cinemas beginning on Dec. 2, a few days before the International Day of Human Rights on Dec. 10.
News in Pictures: In Memoriam
Candles, a placard and a wall poster demanding justice for the victims of the Ampatuan massacre and showing Bombo reporter Bart Maravilla, one of the 31 media workers killed in the carnage, at the Makati headquarters of the Bombo Radyo Network Tuesday evening. The candle lighting was the first in a series of activities organized…
News in Pictures: An Explosion of Outrage
Human-rights group Hustisya on Tuesday opened the 10-day long commemoration of the International Human Rights Day with an explosion of outrage, symbolized by red paint thrown at a target board with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s face surrounded by other notorious human rights violators including Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. In this photo, Elizabeth Calubad, wife…
Audio Slideshow: The Hills of Maguindanao, Bathed in Blood
The Hills of Ampatuan, Bathed in Blood